Harley Duncan is Tax Managing Director, State and Local Tax, at KPMG LLP. Prior to joining KPMG in 2008, Harley spent the previous 20 years as executive director of the Federation of Tax Administrator. He has held positions with the Kansas and South Dakota state government, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and the National Governors’ Association. Harley received New York University’s Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation Award in December 2006 and was awarded the IRS Commissioner’s Award in June 2008. He was cited as “The Most Influential Person on the Planet in State and Local Tax” by State Tax Notes in 2008.
Eric Toder is an Institute fellow and codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Before joining Urban, Toder held a number of senior-level positions in tax policy offices in the US government and overseas, including service as deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Tax Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury; director of research at the Internal Revenue Service; deputy assistant director for the Office of Tax Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office; and consultant to the New Zealand Treasury. He has also served as a part-time consultant to the International Monetary Fund and serves as treasurer of the National Tax Association.